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    rolling pin

    Not a challenging project....unless I didn't do it.
    Wifey has been hinting very hard, she wanted a rolling pin. Since I'm the guy that does the spinny thing and has the new lather, it finally dawned on me I should make a rolling pin. Looked up rolling pins on some project sites. This is near the recommended size. Except, recommended length for the actual rolling part is 22". That seemed pretty big to me. This one is 18". Diameter recommended is 3 1/2", seems big but I made it that. I know old rolling pins were generally larger than modern ones. Turned from Bradford Pear and rubbed with a beeswax finish. Couple burn lines to keep it from looking too plain. White spot on left handle is a worm hole I had to fill.
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    That looks really cool, Frank. Would you mind letting me know where you found the plans for that? LOML would like one, too. And what SWMBO wants, SWMBO gets. Otherwise I wouldn't have lived this long. I know the rules!!!

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    Well done Frank. I'm sure she will enjoy using it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gord Rock View Post
    That looks really cool, Frank. Would you mind letting me know where you found the plans for that? LOML would like one, too. And what SWMBO wants, SWMBO gets. Otherwise I wouldn't have lived this long. I know the rules!!!
    I just did some searches and did a sorta mental average of what I found. I think http://www.woodturningonline.com/ has one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Not a challenging project....unless I didn't do it.
    Rolling pins are harder than they look - you need to turn them absolutley cylindrical (not tapered) otherwise they vier off. Rolling them in a straight line is the litmus test

    Nice job!

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    Nice job, Frank. The wood's real pretty, and I like your little embellishments to it.
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    That is well done Frank. She will enjoy it.
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    It turned out great! I guess I didn't think about rolling it to make sure it is straight.

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    Looks good Frank, is it all one piece, or is the handle separate?

    I was going to make one for my wife, but she uses a Soba rolling pin, which is basically a thick dowel about 2' long and 1 1/4" diameter. The only other rolling pin she wants is one for pastry, and they are made from Marble, no, I'm not going to try to turn Marble!

    Again, nice job Frank, sounds like you made the right choice with your lathe!
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    Great looking rolling pin Frank! Nice form and color! Must have been a challenge to get the body flat! Looks really good! I am sure your wife must love it!
    Steve

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